Ethnic Media Roundtable Underscores that Citizenship is Easier than You Think

April 12, 2016

On Feb. 24, the New Americans Campaign and New America Media hosted an ethnic media roundtable in Charlotte to discuss naturalization for North Carolina’s nearly 136,000 citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents. The discussion focused on the differences between applying for a green card and applying for citizenship. Participants repeatedly said applying for citizenship was easier than they anticipated. […]

Study Provides Fresh Numbers on Effectiveness of New Americans Campaign Services

March 31, 2016

A new report answers questions about what happens to lawful permanent residents (LPRs) after they receive naturalization assistance through the New Americans Campaign. The results are powerful. The vast majority of immigrants who receive assistance through a New Americans Campaign partner go on to submit their naturalization applications and become U.S. citizens. The study was […]

Partnerships with Human Services Agencies Boost Interest in Naturalization

March 30, 2016

A new report authored by Marion Coddou of Stanford University and part of the New Americans Campaign Best Practices Series Toolkit puts a spotlight on a very promising new model of cooperation that has boosted turnout for San Francisco Bay Area naturalization workshops in Santa Clara, San Francisco and San Mateo counties. In partnership with […]

Miami New Americans Campaign Helps Thousands Start the Citizenship Process in One Day

March 25, 2016

On a warm Saturday morning in March, thousands of green card holders arrived at Marlins Park in Miami, a line snaking around the palm streets outside of the ballpark. Inside, the Miami New Americans Campaign and hundreds of volunteers assembled tables and chairs, laptop computers and paperwork. They were prepping for one of the largest […]

Women and Migration

March 8, 2016

Today marks International Women’s Day. More than 20 million female immigrants live in the United States today. They represent 51 percent of the overall foreign-born population. As of 2013, the most recent year for which data are available, immigrant women accounted for 21.2 million of the total 41.3 million immigrants living in the U.S. Historically, […]

Citizenship and Integration Grant Opportunities through USCIS

March 7, 2016

On March 2, United States Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) announced that it is accepting applications for the Fiscal Year 2016 Citizenship and Integration Grant Program. A total of $10 million will be awarded to up to 46 organizations that provide assistance in helping immigrants naturalize. Funds for the program will come from application fees […]

Mexican Consulates Encourage Citizenship

February 22, 2016

More than 2.6 million Mexican-native lawful permanent residents (LPRs) are eligible to become U.S. citizens. Across the country, New Americans Campaign partners are collaborating with the Mexican Embassy and consular network to help more of these LPRs access Campaign partners’ citizenship services. In October, Campaign partners hosted a webinar for consulate staff and naturalization services […]

Task Force on New Americans Releases Progress Report

February 19, 2016

In December, the White House Task Force on New Americans released a progress report detailing the status of recommendations the Task Force published in April 2015. According to the report, nine of the recommendations pertaining to citizenship and civic engagement have been completed. The remaining four are in progress. Citizenship Outreach Efforts On Sept. 17, […]

Ethnic Media Roundtable Underscores Importance of Naturalization in 2016

February 16, 2016

On Feb. 5, the New Americans Campaign and New America Media hosted an ethnic media roundtable in San Jose to discuss naturalization for the Bay Area’s citizenship-eligible lawful permanent residents. This roundtable took place as the San Jose New Americans Campaign plans a free mega citizenship workshop on Feb. 27. Representatives from local Campaign partners […]

New Americans Campaign Launches New Citizenship Initiative

February 11, 2016

At a press conference today, the New Americans Campaign announced the launch of Citizenship 1-2-3, a campaign to help green card holders become U.S. citizens through an accessible and innovative process. This campaign brings together an online tool, on-the-ground legal service providers, a texting platform and a telephone hotline to provide lawful permanent residents (LPRs) […]

Our Impact

  • The Campaign has completed over 2,900 naturalization workshops and clinics.
  • Over 193,000 citizenship applications completed since July 2011.

    Saved aspiring citizens and their families over $172 million in legal and application fees.
  • Adopted scalable technology. MP3 players, Google Voice, and Virtual Private Network (VPN) services are being used to enhance naturalization service delivery.
  • Expanded New American Workforce (an effort to provide naturalization assistance within corporations) which has partnered with over 100 businesses across the nation, ranging from hotels in Miami to American Apparel in Los Angeles.
  • Deployed Citizenshipworks, an online tool, across the Campaign in multiple settings and languages. A newly redesigned platform guides applicants through through their citizenship application from start to finish and connects applicants to legal help at partnering non-profits.
  • Were instrumental in inspiring the US Citizenship and Immigration Service to support the Citizenship Corners initiative.
  • Created innovative partnerships with public libraries, school districts, universities, social service agencies, and employers, all of which yield not only greater numbers of applicants but also greater awareness of the naturalization process.
  • Deployed a large-scale volunteer recruitment program through an e-learning course.

    Reached diverse communities. Local partners consistently outreach and provide culturally competent and language-appropriate services.
Learn more from our
Impact Report.

Who We’re Helping

People come to America from all over the world with dreams of achieving a better life for themselves and their families and calling this great nation home. Eight million people who live, work, and pay taxes in this country are eligible for citizenship, yet only about eight percent of them naturalize each year. Find out more about these individuals and the barriers they face.Read More